Minamo ‎– Shining

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12k ‎– 12k1031
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CD, Album, Limited Edition
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1 Crumbling 12:57
2 Raum 4:31
3 Serene 4:37
4 Tone 8:26
5 Stay Still 8:38
6 We Were 8:08

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Limited to 1000 copies in digipak.

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mintfloss

mintfloss

March 26, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
"While guitar is still the prominent instrument, Shining takes a slightly different path from the drone-oriented releases of the past. Still pursuing vague and evasive atmospheres Minamo now inject much more prominent rhythm and turbulence, as on “Crumbling’s” software driven looping or “Stay Still’s” 16th note picked guitar repetition that is quietly offset by sparse piano. This is part of what makes Shining a work of subtle pairings and contrasts. Digital hums and crackles merge with the glacial pace of peaceful, melodic string resonance, blurred echoes of familiar sounds fall away into pools of feedback. This is highly free-formed work yet at the same time there is an obvious communication between musicians (and instruments) that makes Minamo’s music a language unique to a 4-piece band as they continue to explore the unstable boundaries of free improv, post-rock, and live electronic ambience." - 12k press release